Michelle is joined by Shawna Ross of the Sierra Therapy Group. Together these two ASHA LDP Cohort grads tackle the fears and tribulations of what goes on behind the scenes prior to opening the doors of a private practice. Listen in as Shawna shares her passion that drove her to become not only a dynamic clinician, but also successful private practice owner that regularly gives back to her community through hearing screens, summer camps, and Buddy Walks.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Member/Manager of HeartWood Speech Therapy in Columbia, SC, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling the nation delivering courses registered for ASHA CEUs on best practices for evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents, is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 2020 recipient of the “Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion” from Feeding Matters, a 2017 graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program, and 5-time recipient of the ASHA ACE Award.
Shawna Ross received her Master of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, with special emphasis on child language disorders, including Autism. Shawna’s research and clinical work focused on families from both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking backgrounds. In addition, she received the Outstanding Graduate Student award from the Medical School and was awarded the Herz Gold Medal as the top student in her graduating class (when visiting the UNR campus you can find her name engraved on a pillar in the honor court). Shawna is trained in the Lindamood-Bell Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS) to help children with reading/spelling skills. Additionally, she has participated in courses related to Social Thinking and the Incredible Flexible You program. In 2017, Shawna completed a year-long Leadership Development Program that was provided by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She enjoys the variety of winter/summer activities that the Reno/Lake Tahoe area has to offer (snow skiing/shoeing, water skiing, boating, SUPing) in addition to spending time with her husband and sons.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Related Area)
|10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds|
|10 min: Necessary components of a business plan prior to opening|
|10 min: Considerations for marketing for a private practice|
|15 min: Dangers/strategies to overcome use of Facebook and “Professional Competition” for a private practice|
|15 min: Questions and Answers|
|Financial||Michelle Dawson received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Michelle is a Clinical Coordinator for the SLP Graduate Program at Frances Marion University, Florence, South Carolina. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Volunteers with Feeding Matters |
|Financial||Shawna Ross received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |